Funding agencies and institutions often require free access to publications and research data.
Research results from projects funded by the SNSF must be published Open Access.
- Articles no later than six months after first publication.
- Books and book contributions no later than twelve months after the first publication.
The Open Access obligation also applies to all other publications if at least 50% of the underlying research is SNSF-funded.
Detailed information on the SNF regulations can be found here.
All Horizon2020 beneficiaries are obliged to make their peer-reviewed scientific publications available in Open Access. They are free to choose either the Green or the Gold route.
Publications in the STEM subjects must become available in Open Access no later than six months after publication; the deadline for the social sciences and humanities is 12 months. The EU offers an addendum to publishing contracts (see below), which enables authors to make their peer-reviewed articles available in Open Access green (as a post-print) within the maximum embargo.
Additionally, all funded projects are by default enrolled in the H2020 Open Data pilot project. In cases where data cannot be made openly available, it is possible to opt out partially or completely. Researchers will have to provide reasons for their decision.
Background information and a detailed explanation of the options and workflows can be found below in the PDF"H2020 ERC Open Access Compliance". There is also a PDF with a short summary. A decision tree on Open Access & Open Data rules and compliance is also available below.
The official EU rules and guidelines on "Open Access & Data Management" can be found here.
Horizon Europe und ERC Grants
Peer-reviewed publications which result from funded Horizon Europe projects must be available in open access.
- immediately upon publication, a machine-readable, digital copy of the publisher-version or the final, peer-reviewed and accepted manuscript must be deposited and made available in a trustworthy repository for scholarly publications (for example: BORIS).
- The publication has to be made available under the latest version of the Creative Commons Attribution International Public License (CC BY) or an equal license. Monographs and other long-form texts can use more restrivtive licenses such as CC BY-NC or CC BY-ND.
- Open access publishing costs are only paid for peer-reviewed publications which are published in pure open access publications (no hybrid OA)
This link will take you to the Model Grant Agreement which has further details about metadata, identifiers, etc.
- PAPAGO - an online tool assistant that gives you personalized advice on your rights, obligations and funding opportunities regarding Open Access publishing:
Concerning the SNSF: